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Intellectual Property

We recognize the importance of intellectual property whether through a patent, licensing of software, copyright, invention disclosures, trademarks, or trade secrets.


Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,400 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute can be assigned to the client. SwRI generally retains the rights to Institute-funded advancements. We also help clients pursue patents for their sponsored research. If you are interested in licensing SwRI IP, contact our General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
11,192,184 12/07/2021 Engineered Platelets for Additive Manufacturing

Vasiliki Z. Poenitzch, Randy L. McKnight, Carl F. Popelar, Michael A. Miller, John H. Macha, Kent E. Coulter

11,183,048 11/23/2021 Apparatus and Method for Identifying Ballistic Impact to Power Transmission Assets

Andrew John Phillips, James Wu, Drew Benton McGuire, J. Mark Major, Mark C. Webb

11,174,780 11/16/2021 Microwave Heating of Combustion Chamber of Internal Combustion Engine During Cold Starting

Graham T. Conway, Yilun Lao

11,169,104 11/09/2021 Simulating use and Aging of Immersive Coolants for Electric Motors

Bapiraju Surampudi

11,168,605 11/09/2021 Manufacture of Heat Transfer Jackets

Kevin L. Hoag, Christopher L. Wray, Charles E. Roberts, Jr.

11,167,866 11/09/2021 Localization System and Methods

Glynn R. Bartlett, Jeremy K. Zoss, William C. Flannigan, Peter Boeijink

11,165,492 11/02/2021 Techniques for Spatializing Audio Received in RF Transmissions and a System and Method Implementing Same

Tyler Thomas Bull, Albert J. Parvin, Jr., Gregg C. Williams

11,156,191 10/26/2021 Internal Combustion Engine with Cross-Boosting Turbochargers

Shinhyuk Joo; Christopher James Chadwell

11,156,181 10/26/2021 Multiple Mode Operation of Hydrogen-Fueled Internal Combustion Engine

Terrance Francis Alger; Thomas E. Briggs, Jr.; Graham Thomas Conway

11,149,244 10/19/2021 Three-Dimensional Bioreactor for T-Cell Activation and Expansion for Immunotherapy

Jian Ling